"Make up a story.
Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul."
Sometimes life in the civilized world creates symptoms and situations that demand crossing borders for remedy and solutions. A massage helps, a prescription might do, often it's STORY these symptoms crave. For me, life with chronic illness has made that demand. Crossing borders for remedy. And that first line from Toni Morrison is the solution that consistently and repeatedly stitches me to literal 'next breath' as Story, medicine stories, allow myth to stitch solutions. Through words stitched into sentences, sentences into images, my imagination challenges the fear(s) and I survive, then thrive in my peculiar wild way.
OPEN the pouch of stories here. These are some of the mythic stitchery that helped me find that next breath.